Magnificent Riad - Exclusive Rental.
HIGHLIGHTS: » Private rental: No other guests just your family and friends » 4 bedrooms, 5 beds, for up to 8 persons » Central location, 5 minutes to the souks » Rated excellent on Tripadvisor with more than 45 reviews LOCATION: The riad is ideally situated in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech. If you feel like shopping (and bargaining), or just watching the many artisans who work in their shops, the souks are just a few steps away. We are fortunate to have several of the best Marrakesh restaurants within minutes from the Riad: Dar Yacout, Dar Moha, Dar Zellij, Cafe Arabe and Le Foundouk. A very pleasant fifteen-minute walk through the souks leads you to the famous «Jemaa El Fna» square and a guarded car park, where you can easily get a taxi to discover Marrakesh and its surroundings, is located close by. RENT: The daily price is 140€ for the entire house for up to 5 persons. Each additional persons above 5 will be charged an additional 20€ per night. PRIVACY: When you rent our riad you always book the entire house. There will be no other guests, just you and your family and friends. THE HOUSE: The riad is a classic Moroccan townhouse with a courtyard (patio) and a mural fountain. It was recently renovated with traditional Moroccan construction techniques. Examples of Moroccan handicraft, such as tadelakt (Moroccan wall painting technique with colors), sculpted plaster and wooden ceilings are found in every room. Lamps, furniture, mirrors, bedspreads, curtains, etc. found in the riad have all been crafted by Moroccan artisans, some of them living next door. ROOMS: The total surface of the house is about 200m2 and it can accommodate up to 8 personsin five beds. The bedrooms are arranged around a courtyard (patio) and are decorated with hand carved furniture, rugs, mirrors and ornaments from the souks of Marrakech. The bathrooms are decorated using traditional tadelakt with hand beaten copper wash basins and beautiful Moroccan lanterns. Additionally, on the ground floor, there is a dining room, a library, and a kitchen. BEDROOMS ON THE FIRST FLOOR: Jasmin with a double bed (160cm×200cm) and ensuite bathroom Figuier with a double bed (160cm×200cm) and ensuite bathroom Bougainvillée with a double bed (140cm×200cm) and ensuite bathroom BEDROOMS ON THE GROUND FLOOR: Cannelle with a single bed (90cm×200cm) and ensuite bathroom Orangier with a single bed (90cm×200cm), this bedroom is small and has no bathroom LIVING OUTDOOR: a courtyard (patio) with a mural fountain occupies the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a chill out balcony with a view on the patio. On the top floor, the large roof terrace of about 100m2 is the best place to enjoy the sunshine during the day and the deliciously breezy evenings of Marrakesh. This is a place for relaxation and meditation. All plants found on the terrace and in the patio are typical of Morocco. The house is the home of bougainvillea, hibiscus, cactus, orange trees, laurels and palms trees. STAFF AND SERVICES: Bed sheets, towels and usual amenities such as hairdryers are provided in each bedroom. A French-speaking caretaker comes in regurarly to clean the main areas and, if you wish, she can also clean the bed rooms at no extra costs. MEALS: Dinner and breakfast (typical Moroccan dishes) can be ordered for an additional fee if you want to eat at home. INTERNET ACCESS: Free Internet access through a Wi-Fi connection is available. TRANSPORTATION: A private shuttle can be reserved to pick you up from the airport or the train station. The price (one way trip) is 15€ (for up to 7 persons). The shuttle is also available for sightseeing trips you might want to make around Marrakesh. Taking our shuttle is a good way to get to know the driver and the vehicle in case you plan such a trip and want it to be arranged by us. ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Our house is available from 1600 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 1000 on the day of departure. If possible, though, this will be flexible depending on your final flight arrival and departure times. SMOKING: Smoking is allowed on the roof terrace and in the patio. VISITORS: No local visitors are allowed entry to the Riad during your stay. This restriction is necessary because of the Moroccan legislation. NEIGHBORS: It is expected that our guests do not make excessive noise that could disturb our neighbors. Furthermore, it is not allowed to be naked on the roof terrace. We also ask our guests not to unnecessarily look at the terraces and patios of the riads in the neighborhood. The roof terraces in Morocco were originally reserved for women. NOT TO BE MISSED: walking is the best way to explore the medina (old city) of Marrakesh. Here are a few ideas of where your steps should take you: - Jemaa El Fnaa: Marrakesh’s main square, 15 min walk -Main souks, 5 min walk - Yacout, famous restaurant, 4 min walk - Musée de Marrakesh, 7 min - Medersa Ben Youssef (old Koranic university), 7 min - Café Arabe, 7min - Terrasse des Épices (beautiful roof terrace), 7 min - KosyBar, restaurant with beautiful roof terrace, 20 min - Restaurant Tanjia, restaurant with belly dancing 20 min - «Palais Bahia», «Palais Badii» 20 min - Place des Ferblantiers, 20 min - Saadian tombs (Kasbah area), 20 min CONTACT US: If you have any questions about our riad or Marrakesh, please don’t hesitate to contact us. FROM OUR GUEST-BOOK: This week in Marrakesh we had the impression of living in a fairy tale. This incredibly diverse city with her charming inhabitants and this wonderful house, renovated with lots of attention to detail and care - congratulations - enchanted us. When we entered this haven of silence and contemplation, exhausted from the thousand and one impressions gathered from the city life, we sought refuge in the library to read a book and restore our strength with a cup of mint tea. It was marvelous. This riad is really beautiful and renovated with attention to detail, congratulations. We really enjoyed the stay outside of the riad (Essaouira, the Dads Valley and the Ourika Valley) as well. Thanks a lot, we will definitely come back to stay at your riad. We spent a wonderful week in Marrakech. Thank you for letting us stay at your riad. It was like living in «the Thousand and One Nights»: beautiful surroundings and an enchanting atmosphere. Abdel took good care of us. He is very obliging and reliable. We enjoyed discovering the region by car with Kamal. Future guests may be interested to know that on the road, he stops at craftmen's shops, where you can buy items of their production. Don't forget to take money with you because it's worth it! Altogether, this was a very successful week. Coming back from Morocco – happy and fulfilled – I'd like to thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful riad. The surprise upon entering this wonderful space is total after going through the alleyways leading to the riad. The place is charming and has been tastefully decorated. We hope that we could manage to come back again, maybe in April next year... We would like to thank you for our stay in your house. We really enjoyed living there and it helped us getting ready for our Moroccan adventure. The three and a half weeks went by really quickly, but we savored every single day, taking time for ourselves and time to get to know the country with the eyes of children.